WorldCat Identities

Ray, Charles 1891-1943

Works: 38 works in 70 publications in 4 languages and 638 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Short films  Silent films  Sports films  History  Film adaptations  Historical films  Fiction  Western films  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4375
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Charles Ray
Most widely held works by Charles Ray
Reel baseball : baseball films from the silent era, 1899-1926( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of films about baseball
The Garden of Eden by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

6 editions published between 1928 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stylish and sophisticated, the film follows vocalist Toni LeBrun (Corinne Griffith), who leaves her family's bakery for Budapest to become an opera singer, unaware that she has contracted to perform as a chorus dancer at the Palais de Paris, a cabaret run by the decadent and delightfully menacing Madame Bauer (Maude George). Toni soon escapes to Monte Carlo with the cabaret's seamstress, Rosa (Louise Dresser), after warding off the wily cabaret patron, Baron Henri D'Avril (Lowell Sherman). At the deluxe Hotel Eden, Toni attracts the attention of potential suitor Richard Dupont (Charles Ray), but she's in danger of being exposed before he asks for her hand. Dueling attention from Richard's uncle, Colonel Dupont (Edward Martindel), and a surprise guest create further romantic adventures for the couple. Celebrate the rediscovery of this silent gem in its best ever
Civil War films of the silent era( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the American Civil War was a deluge of literature, drama and movies. The years 1911-1915 also marked the passage of movies from nickelodeon theaters to movie palaces showing carefully-prepared feature films. These silent films originally produced between 1913 and 1915 feature plots centered on the Civil War and include one feature film and two nickelodeon films by pioneering producer Thomas H. Ince
The busher( Visual )

2 editions published between 1919 and 1996 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a cornucopia of early and, in many cases, extremely rare baseball films, offering privileged peeks into early twentieth century American lifestyles and values, The Busher is a delightful comedy-drama featuring silent cinema legends Charles Ray, Colleen Moore, and John Gilbert
Hollywood shorts, compiled from incidents in the everyday life of men and women who entertain in pictures by Charles Ray( Book )

3 editions published in 1935 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nickelodia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six rare silent films from the early film-making period of 1911-1915. The main production companies, Biograph, Edison and Vitagraph, are represented here in 15-minute short films. The DVD also includes two more, lengthier films by pioneering film-makers, Thomas H. Ince and G.M. Anderson. All of the films feature well-known stars of the silent era such as Blanche Sweet, Constance Talmadge, Charles Ray, Donald Crisp and G.M Anderson
The Coward( Visual )

5 editions published between 1915 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Civil War, this is the story of a father, a veteran of the Mexican War, and his cowardly son
The Clodhopper( Visual )

6 editions published between 1917 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everett Nelson, a wholesome young man exploited by his miserly father, leaves the farm for New York and lands a lucrative job in a cabaret as a country dancer. Back home, rumors cause a run on his father's bank. When Mary, Everett's sweetheart, visits New York and begs him to save his father, he returns home with bags of money and announces his marriage to Mary
Flowers for the living by Charles Ray( Book )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Tennessee hills( Visual )

5 editions published between 1919 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Carson, a young Tennessee mountaineer, and his sweetheart Millie James are worried about the fragile health of Jim's mother. John Calhoun, a ruthless landlord, threatens them with eviction if they do not pay their overdue rent. While Jim is away trying to borrow the money, Calhoun and his thugs remove Jim's mother from their home and the shock kills her. Jim vows vengeance and rides off after Calhoun. He ambushes Calhoun and in the ensuing struggle, kills him. A posse catches Jim and places a noose around his neck and sets him on a horse which will return to its stable at sunset in the process hanging Jim. Just before the sun goes down, Millie rescues Jim. He heads north and Millie pledges to join him
The old swimmin' hole( Visual )

2 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ladies should listen( Visual )

1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il codardo( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet Adeline( Visual )

2 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting Gertie's garter( Visual )

3 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recently engaged girl tries to return a jeweled garter to her former fiancé without either of their intended spouses finding out
The girl I loved : song by Louis F Gottschalk( )

1 edition published in 1923 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Films of Charles Ray : Pinch hitter, The busher( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The busher]: A young baseball pitcher in the bush leagues is discovered by a big-league manager and given his chance in the major leagues
Hollywood Boulevard( Visual )

1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"As actress Eleanore Whitney makes footprints in the wet concrete outside [Grauman's] Chinese Theatre, washed-up star John Blakeford strolls nonchalantly down Hollywood Boulevard and enters the Cafe Trocadero. There he telephones his agent, desperate for work, then holds a loud, fake conversation to convince onlookers that he is in demand. After telling Gary Cooper and other friends that he is doing 'magnificently, ' Blakeford's account at the Trocadero is closed because of overdue bills. Publisher Jordan Winslow approaches Blakeford and offers him $25,000 for a ghostwritten, serialized autobiography to appear in his gossip magazine, Modern truth. At home, Blakeford begins to dictate his thoughts and tells Martha, his maid, that only two women have truly been important in his life: his ex-wife Carlotta, and his lover, Alice, who broke his heart. Despite the author's complaints, Winslow orders the memoirs 'spiced up' and turned into The life and loves of John Blakeford. While in New York and then Malibu, California, Winslow's wife Alice worries that her husband will learn of her affair with Blakeford twelve years earlier when he reads Blakeford's memoirs. In Santa Barbara, Blakeford's daughter Patricia, who owns a flower shop with her mother, meets a vacationing scenarist from Occidental Studios, Jay Wallace. Jay falls in love with Pat, who explains that she hates Hollywood, having lived there with her estranged father until she was twelve. Although he claims to live a monk's life, Jay fails to convince Pat that their romance could work despite Hollywood. Winslow's venture with Blakeford, meanwhile, has been so successful that he is financing a new film vehicle for him at Occidental. During a visit to the Mission in Santa Barbara, Pat finally decides to accept Jay's proposal. To distract temperamental Occidental actress Flora Moore, Jay, the most junior author at the studio, is sent to rewrite her latest part. Later, at a loud nightclub, Hollywood couples, including the slightly intoxicated Jay and Flora, are photographed by reporters. Intending to punch the nightclub's bouncer, Jay unintentionally slugs Blakeford, and the incident appears in the newspaper. Pat and Jay end their engagement, and she asks her father to cancel the publication of his memoirs before exposing his family. Blakeford begins to realize the hurt he has caused, but Winslow refuses to terminate their contract. Alice asks Blakeford to spare her and shoots him when he insists he has no choice but to write of their relationship. After Winslow takes his wife away, Pat tells him that she and Jay still plan to marry. No one is aware of how badly Blakeford has been hurt. Later, when the police find Blakeford, Pat is arrested. Jay discovers that a dictaphone recorded the confrontation between Alice and Blakeford and blackmails Winslow into ending the memoirs. The recovering Blakeford then claims the gunshot wound was a self-inflicted accident, thereby exonerating both Pat and Alice"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Hollywood and the stars( Visual )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this anthology of screen history, excerpts from many films give the flavor of romantic leading men including Francis X. Bushman, William S. Hart, Charles Ray, Rudolph Valentino, Rod La Roque, Ramon Novarro, John Barrymore, John Gilbert, Ronald Colman, Charles Boyer, Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, James Cagney, James Stewart, Robert Taylor, Errol Flynn, William Powell, Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, John Garfield, Van Johnson, Henry Fonda, Tyrone Power, Glenn Ford, William Holden, Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Pat Boone, Elvis Presley, Rock Hudson, Montgomery Clift, James Dean, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, Laurence Harvey, Warren Beatty, Steve McQueen, Vince Edwards, George Hamilton, George Peppard
La liga de Gertie : gracioso asunto de comedia : interpretado por Marie Prevost y Charles Ray by Joaquín Arqués y Escriña( Book )

in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Charles Ray (acteur)

Charles Ray acteur, réalisateur et scénariste

Charles Ray Amerikaans filmregisseur (1891-1943)

Charles Ray attore cinematografico statunitense

Charles Ray US-amerikanischer Bühnenschauspieler

Charres Ray

Чарльз Рей

צ'ארלס ריי

צ'ארלס ריי שחקן אמריקאי

چارلز ری بازیگر، فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی